Two Jacksonville Andrew Jackson High Tigers are headed to the Southeastern Conference.
Standout WR Marquel Wade and linebacker Montaque Mack both committed to Arkansas following a visit to Fayetteville this weekend.
Wade is a big-time pickup for the Razorbacks. He has become one of the top playmakers in the area over the last two seasons for Jackson.
Wade (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) chose Arkansas over South Florida and South Carolina. Rivals.com lists Wade as a 3-star recruit (out of five).
"Arkansas did a great job of recruiting Marquel," Jackson coach Kevin Sullivan said. "They love his speed. When I talked to him, he said Arkansas was the place for him. He said he was finished with the recruiting process and wouldn't be taking any more visits."
In recruiting circles, Mack is a bit of an unknown. The 6-foot, 200-pounder did not receive a lot of interest from NCAA Division-I schools. He is not ranked by Rivals, but accepted an offer to grayshirt from Arkansas. That means Mack will not join the team until after the 2010 season, and will likely be a member of the 2011 signing class, yet he will still enroll in school as an incoming freshman next year.
"He's been a three-year starter for us at tight end and at defensive end," Sullivan said. "We moved him to linebacker this year. That's where I think he'll play. He's an outstanding pass rusher and is a high-motor player."
All commitments are non-binding until national signing day on Feb. 3.